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  • 59 or 60?

    Is this lense a 59 or a 60? I was thinking it's a 60 but I could be wrong here, wouldn't be the first time.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1959-...QQcmdZViewItem

    Randy_G
    1959 Lark Sedan
    www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com


  • #2
    They look like 60 Lark tail lights to me.

    Leonard Shepherd
    http://leonardshepherd.com/

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    • #3
      While they'll obviously fit either car...I agree they look like the lenses on my (was a virgin) 60 Lark 2dr wagon that has 22,000 original miles on it. Never messed with till I got it home.

      Mike

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      • #4
        I could be wrong, but aren't 59 & 60 the same, and 61 by itself?

        Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
        Parish, central NY 13131
        http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by bams50

          I could be wrong, but aren't 59 & 60 the same, and 61 by itself?

          Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
          Parish, central NY 13131
          http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

          I think that you might be wrong <G>. There are two styles for 1959 and at least one style for 1960 plus the 1961 lens (4 total).

          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          SDC member since 1968
          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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          • #6
            I can't find any real good pictures but here is the 59. As Gary said they had two styles. One had a chrome ring and the other didn't.



            And here is the 60. It curved around to the side.




            Leonard Shepherd
            http://leonardshepherd.com/

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            • #7
              AH- I see the difference See, I learned something![8D]

              Thanks for that, and the cool pic of the delighted young lass at the back of my wagon!

              Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
              Parish, central NY 13131
              http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

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              • #8
                Looks like the ones I had on my 60 Lark convert.

                Brian

                Brian K. Curtis

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                • #9
                  Here is one of the altra-rare 1959 regal lenses. There is a very interesting story about these:

                  In the years soon after 1959, Studebaker ran out of the original purchase of '59 Regal lenses made for production and some replacement units for the Plant 8 Warehouse in South Bend and some Dealers. When they re-ordered from the original supplier, someone realized that the mirror chromed rings were falling off sometimes weeks after installation or the first car wash!

                  So they ordered thousands of Deluxe (plain) '59 Lenses instead. In 1972 at Frost & French Studebaker we still had pallets stacked 6 feet high of them. SASCO still has them to this day! [:0]

                  The price books simply supersedes the 1331773 (Deluxe) for the 774 Regal Lense way back in the early 1960's making this one of the rarest Stude. parts ever, even though the demand is low.

                  The very same thing happened to the '59 Lark Grille mesh, it has been replaced by the 1960 ones for 46 years! -very rare!

                  quote:Originally posted by studegary

                  There are two styles for 1959 and at least one style for 1960 plus the 1961 lens (4 total).
                  Here are is a pic of one of the Regal Lenses I'll be bringing to SB:
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                  StudeRich
                  Studebakers Northwest
                  Ferndale, WA
                  StudeRich
                  Second Generation Stude Driver,
                  Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                  • #10
                    Robert, that gal's looking in the back of your wagon while exclaiming: "Robert! Where DID you find a mattress to fit back here so perfectly![:X]" To which you respond-> [}]

                    Miscreant adrift in
                    the BerStuda Triangle


                    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                    1960 Larkvertible V8
                    1958 Provincial wagon
                    1953 Commander coupe

                    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                    • #11
                      "... and you'd be surprized how well two people can fit back here..."

                      Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
                      Parish, central NY 13131
                      http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

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